Cuckoo Project Funders

This project would not have been possible without the generous support it has received since it started in 2011.

Thank you to those who took part in the first BTO Annual Raffle in 2010/11 and to all of the following individuals, organisations and companies have joined in to support this exciting project.

Project Sponsors

The following organisations have given contributions of over £10,000  to cover some of the project costs.

Cuckoo tracking sponsor - Essex and Suffolk WaterCuckoo tracking sponsor - BBC Wildlife FundCuckoo tracking sponsors - The Sound Approach

Cuckoo Champions

The following organisations and individuals have funded the cost of individual satellite-tags and data retrieval time (min £3000) and named one or more Cuckoos.

Thanks also to Kate Bradbury, The Independent, Patchwork Challenge and Meopta & Forest Optics. Thanks also to the various BTO members and supporters who wish to remain anonymous and to those who took part in the BTO Annual Conference 2012 raffle.

The Cuckoo class of 2015 was named by schools through a competition run in partnership with EDF Energy and their award winning educational programme, the Pod.

Cuckoo Sponsors

Many individuals and groups have also sponsored a Cuckoo (min £10), or paid for a month of satellite-time (min £60) for an Cuckoo. See the full list here.

Additional thanks 

The catching team comprised BTO staff: Chris Hewson and Phil Atkinson and volunteer BTO ringers: Paul Noakes and Justin Walker. Kasper Thorup and Mikkel Kristensen from the Natural History Museum of Denmark have kindly advised this project and assisted with the fieldwork. Raymond Klaassen from Lund University advised us when planning the project. Thanks to all the land owners who gave us permission to catch on their land and apologies if we didn't catch a Cuckoo - it can be challenging.